Date: 2021-12-27 09:57:49
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Northern Territory
Initial Minor Flood Warning For The Katherine River
Issued at 04:21 PM CST on Monday 27 December 2021
Flood Watch Number: 1
MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT KATHERINE AND NITMILUK FROM EARLY TUESDAY
River levels are rising throughout the Katherine River catchment, and minor flooding may develop at Katherine and Nitmiluk from early Tuesday.
In the last two days in the Katherine River, rainfall totals of up to 100mm have been recorded. Further rainfall totals of 50 to 100mm are possible overnight Monday into Tuesday.
Katherine River Gorge Road:
Minor flooding may occur along the Katherine River Gorge Road.
The Katherine River at Nitmiluk Centre is currently at -0.12 metres and rising.
With forecast rainfall, the Katherine River at Nitmiluk Centre may exceed the minor flood level (3.00 m) early Tuesday morning.
Minor flooding may occur at Katherine Town.
The Katherine River at Katherine Bridge is currently at 3.41 metres and rising.
With forecast rainfall, The Katherine River at Katherine Bridge may exceed the minor flood level (16.00 m) Tuesday morning.
Flood Safety Advice:
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
Prepare for flooding and move away while safe to do so.
Don’t drive into floodwaters.}
For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.
Emergency information is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au .
The latest road conditions are available at www.roadreport.nt.gov.au .
The next warning will be issued by 08:00 am CST on Tuesday 28 December 2021.
Latest River Heights:
Katherine River near Birdie Creek,3.57,Falling,01:40 PM MON 27/12/21
Seventeen Mile Creek,0.90,Steady,02:50 PM MON 27/12/21
Katherine River at Nitmiluk Centre,-0.12,Rising,03:48 PM MON 27/12/21
Katherine River at Katherine Bridge,3.41,Rising,03:58 PM MON 27/12/21
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nt/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nt/forecasts.